Sweet Ballz is a line of “dense, fudgy orbs covered in frosting” founded by two young men from Dallas, James McDonald and Cole Egger. Together they pitched their company on Shark Tank. Investor Mark Cuban said he’d give them $250k for 25 percent of the company. But less than two weeks after the show aired, McDonald sued his partner (and roommate!) Egger. It’s a long messy affair but according to the lawsuit, deals were made behind McDonald’s back and Egger “seized control” of the Sweet Balls website and redirected traffic from there (Sweetballz.net) to a new website Cakeballz.com (which is now defunct). McDonald also filed for a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction to stop Egger from selling “dessert balls that compete directly with [CVFG’s product] Sweetballz.”
Sweetballz.com is – as of November 2015 – the official website of the original SweetBallz cake balls. Three flavors are available: Cookies & Cream, Red Velvet, and Chocolate. A variety six-pack (that’s 24 cake balls) sells for $33. The company suggests eating the cake balls within three weeks for best flavor but you can also freeze them, which will make them last for one year.